Top court of Cherokee Nation upholds first same-sex marriage.
Cherokee council members fighting it failed to show that the union caused harm. Kathy Reynolds and Dawn McKinley married in May 2004. Reynolds: “Since the tribe has become so Westernized and adopted Christian religions and European ways, they strayed away from traditional Cherokee values of indifference. Cherokees are very private where they respect each other and respect how they live.”
Jon Stewart to host Oscars: “The barbed political humor of his nightly show on Comedy Central figures to make Stewart a perfect fit for the Oscars, especially in a year when many contenders–including “Brokeback Mountain,” “Good Night, and Good Luck, ” “Crash,” “Munich,” “Syriana” and “The Constant Gardener”–feature political and social themes.”